In Saskatchewan, in addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks, such as power outages, industrial accidents and major transportation accidents. As well, there is the possibility of acts of terrorism on Canadian soil. The Saskatchewan Department of Corrections and Public Safety is the lead agency for the province on public safety and security. It works closely with local authorities, as well as the federal and other provincial and territorial governments, to share information and develop emergency plans and strategies to ensure the safety and security of our communities. The following list contains some of the natural and human-caused risks and hazards Saskatchewan may face.
- Chemical releases
- Pandemic influenza - Public Health Agency of Canada
- Power outages
To learn how to prepare for more emergencies in Saskatchewan such as: blizzards, and wind storms, contact your Community Emergency Management Coordinator through your local municipal office. Or, for more information on emergency management programs in Saskatchewan, contact the Saskatchewan Emergency Management Organization.
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